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The Check-In: COVID Update And Moving Forward

KBIA host Janet Saidi is ready to take calls.

It’s been about 11 weeks since Boone County issued its initial stay at home orders and many businesses, schools, individuals and families went into isolation and lockdown mode.

Now, businesses are re-opening, clinics and hospitals are resuming routine health care, and in the midst of a social-justice movement and demonstrations, people are taking to the streets. 

Meanwhile Columbia Public Schools have announced that parents have a clear choice this autumn: online or in-person classes. And MU has just announced its fall semester plans to hold in-person classes. 

Where does all this leave us? Now we have decisions to make: Do we send the kids to school? Go out to eat? What is the risk of continuing to attend rallies and demonstrations?

Our guests:

Dr. Chrsitelle Ilboudo, an MU pediatric and infectious disease specialist who works on the frontline of pandemic response for MU Health and the community.

Scott Clardy, assistant director of Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services.

To hear the live show, tune in weekdays at noon. Also, you can leave us a voicemail on our listening line at 877-532-0971. Tell us about how you are handling the current crises our region is facing and any questions you have.

Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.
Zia Kelly graduated with degrees in journalism and public health at the University of Missouri - Columbia in May 2020.. Outside of the newsroom, she works part-time as a personal trainer and competes as an Olympic-style weightlifter.
Kristofor left KBIA in fall of 2021
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